Even by the time Maeve was nominated for an Award she was an accomplished singer, clàrsach player and teacher.
She performed a specially-commissioned piece by Martyn Bennett on electro-clàrsach at the opening of the Scottish Parliament and has been invited to perform at several high-profile events since.
A graduate of the Broughton School of Music in Edinburgh, Maeve explains why she chose Berklee, "It was founded in the early 20th Century … as a place to study the roots of jazz and blues as well as moving with the times and embracing the modern rock and pop cultures.. I feel I would develop more as a musician if I developed my knowledge of jazz and blues."
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award supported Maeve for four years at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Since the Award
Maeve teamed up with two Argentinian musicians, also Berklee graduates, to form the Maeve Gilchrist Trio, who create a wonderful fusion of Scottish traditional, Latin American and jazz rhythms. Her debut album "Reaching Me" was released in 2006. Maeve divides her time between the States and the UK. For more information about Maeve's current work, see her website www.maevegilchristmusic.com.